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Please I need your help about charging a multi-national company

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by walkman, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. walkman

    walkman Newbie

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    Hi guys I need your help urgently and here's the thing.

    I have a web tool for people to lookup things through my web page form. Up to now it's free as most people only use it occasionally. However I just found a multi-national company generates over ten thousand queries using machine every month without letting me know. Since I need to pay a lot for my database server and bandwidth, I think it might be a good idea to write to ask them pays monthly. Anyways, those companies in my space usually ask their customers to pay to use their service.

    The question is I do not know if they would like to pay me. So I need your help on convincing them to pay me. Thanks a lot.Hi guys I need your help urgently and here's the thing.

    I have a web tool for people to lookup things through my web page form. Up to now it's free as most people only use it occasionally. However I just found a multi-national company generates over ten thousand queries using machine every month without letting me know. Since I need to pay a lot for my database server and bandwidth, I think it might be a good idea to write to ask them pays monthly. Anyways, those companies in my space usually ask their customers to pay to use their service.

    The question is I do not know if they would like to pay me. So I need your help on convincing them to pay me. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. yesww

    yesww Newbie

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    Use the freemium model. Up to X queries per day/week/month is free. Over that they need to pay.
     
  3. kypso

    kypso Junior Member

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    Sell them a subscription that is an x - amount of database queries.

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  4. sanjoin

    sanjoin Newbie

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    I say just use a talented copywriter to mail them first. Say that you appreciate their business and all that but - lay it out nice and smooth - this is why you actually need to pay for that :)
    If you dont have an experienced negotiator handy - PM me, might have some time to storm such letter with you.